How To Smoke A Turkey?

How long does it take to smoke a turkey?

Typically, it takes at least 6 hours to smoke an average sized turkey at 250 degrees F.

Plan on having your turkey cook for about 30 minutes per pound.

How long does it take to smoke a 20lb turkey?

Smoker Temperature

  • At 235 F/115 C, your turkey will take 30 to 35 minutes per pound.
  • At 250 F/120 C, your turkey will take 25 to 30 minutes per pound.
  • At 275 F/135 C, your turkey will take 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

Do you smoke a turkey breast up or down?

If using a smoker, prepare it for cooking at 225° to 240°F and have enough smoking wood ready to last 3 to 4 hours or so. Place the turkey, breast side down, directly on the smoker grate. Smoke for 1 hour, maintaining the proper temperature in the smoker.

How long will it take to smoke a turkey at 225 degrees?

At 225 degrees F, you can plan on approximately 30 minutes per pound for your turkey to smoke. For example, this 15 pound turkey will take 7 and 1/2 hours at 225 degrees F. I always plan an extra 30 minutes, just in case. Use an instant read thermometer to check the temperature of the turkey in the breast and thigh.

Should I wrap my turkey in foil while smoking?

If the wings are getting too dark, cover them with aluminum foil. He wraps the turkey in heavy duty aluminum foil and finishes the cooking in the smoker until the turkey’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Once the turkey is cooked through, allow it to rest for five to 10 minutes before carving.

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At what temperature should I smoke a turkey?

Smoker Temperature

  1. At 235 F/115 C, your turkey will take 30 to 35 minutes per pound.
  2. At 250 F/120 C, your turkey will take 25 to 30 minutes per pound.
  3. At 275 F/135 C, your turkey will take 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

Can you smoke a turkey too long?

Note: when smoking turkey try purchasing one that is no more than 12-14 pounds. Much larger than this and the meat may stay in the danger zone (40-140 °F) for too long. A 20 pound turkey will take 10-14 hours and larger turkeys greatly increase food contamination risks.

What temperature do you smoke a 20 pound turkey?

Smoker Temperature

  • At 235 F/115 C, your turkey will take 30 to 35 minutes per pound.
  • At 250 F/120 C, your turkey will take 25 to 30 minutes per pound.
  • At 275 F/135 C, your turkey will take 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

Is it safe to smoke a 20 lb turkey?

A 20-25 pound bird cannot be safely smoked, it will stay in the danger zone way too long and may get contaminated. That means you are just substituting a smoker for an oven, probably at the same temperature, and then adding a little smoke flavor to the outside.